Global patent index - EP 0975239 A1

EP 0975239 A1 2000-02-02 - CIGARETTE PERFORATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

CIGARETTE PERFORATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM PERFORIEREN VON ZIGARETTEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE PERFORATION DE CIGARETTES

Publication

EP 0975239 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97910567 A

Priority

  • GB 9703021 W
  • GB 9702210 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2305847A] A system for progressively reducing the concentration of cigarette smoke inhaled by a smoker, comprising a set of combined cigarette lighter/perforators designed to ventilate cigarettes to different extents. The lighter/perforators are used in turn, to enable the smoker to reduce the tar and nicotine inhaled, at a controlled rated, as the ventilation increases.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A24F 13/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24F 13/08 (2006.01); A24F 13/24 (2006.01); A24F 13/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24F 13/24 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9833401A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2305847 A 19970423; GB 2305847 B 19970827; GB 9702210 D0 19970326; AU 4790897 A 19980825; EP 0975239 A1 20000202; JP 2001509673 A 20010724; WO 9833401 A1 19980806

INPADOC legal status

2002-04-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20011016

2001-05-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010405

2000-02-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990906

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE